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Poster: BryanE Date: Jul 20, 2007 1:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What's It Worth?

I know this was not directed to me because

(A) My wife is completely A-OK with any and all things Grateful Dead. She never had so much as a passing interest in them before meeting me in '96, but that's changed. Back in the day, she and her friends would go see just about anyone, ANYONE on tour who was making a stop in St. Louis. Lots of Aerosmith concerts. So it's a bit of a wonder why no Dead shows, except for the possibility that, like so many others, she just didn't have any understanding as to what they were all about. It's unfortunate for her, too, because now she truly likes Dead music. She picks and chooses what appeals to her-for instance, Space doesn't work for her in any way, shape, or form-but generally speaking, I've been able to get her to like them quite a lot. And she also likes to collect Grateful Dead knick-knacks and stuff. Before we met, though, she was just indifferent to them.

(B) You directed your comment at dorks, but made no mention of ass monkeys.

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Jul 20, 2007 2:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What's It Worth?

And here are my preferred definitions of dork, from the same source (apparently, it's also a word for a whale penis):

1. Dork

Someone who has odd interests, and is often silly at times. A dork is also someone who can be themselves and not care what anyone thinks.

4. dork

Someone who sits around, writing the 500th definition for a word in the Urban Dictionary, as if anyone will ever read them all.

5. dork

someone who does things that are kinda silly and not neccessarily cool but always cute

6. Dork

Often used interchangeably with nerd or geek.
Dorks are typically more noted for their quirky personality and behavior rather than their interests or IQ which may or may not be on level with traditional geeks or nerds. They tend to be more humorous and extroverted and don't mind laughing at themselves or with others at themselves, as the case may be.
After the 1990s, the term dork tended to specifically refer to a person who often shared the characteristics of geeks or nerds but were not ostracized as a result. Also, while old school geeks and nerds tend to continue to accept an "outsider" status and maintain an elite club mentality amongst themselves, dorks generally tend to do the opposite, hence a current preference with the mainstream for dorks over geeks or nerds.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 20, 2007 2:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What's It Worth?

Bryan--are there really GD "knick-knaks?"

Too much. Mine collects such things, BUT not of the DEAD. Perhaps I can look them up for future gift giving 'opportunities.'

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Poster: BryanE Date: Jul 20, 2007 2:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What's It Worth?

The marketing possibilities have proven to be infinite. Probably something for just about everyone.

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Jul 20, 2007 2:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What's It Worth?

From the Urban Dictionary:

1. Ass Monkey

A person who, for all intents and purposes, has never learned a god-damned thing. One who maintains a blissful ignorance of the world that simultaneously inspires amusement, disgust and despair in all who are unlucky enough to encounter him.

2. ass monkey

A person (usually a man) who i such an asshole that people leave the room when he enters and announces his presence.

Which are you, BryanE?